Efficacy of Training of Executive Functions (Working Memory) on the Rate of Attention in Preschool Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder

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Mokhtar Malekpour 1 , Ali Raki 1 , Farnoush Kavianpour 1 , *

1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Education and Psychology, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran

How to Cite: Malekpour M, Raki A, Kavianpour F . Efficacy of Training of Executive Functions (Working Memory) on the Rate of Attention in Preschool Children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, Zahedan J Res Med Sci. 2014 ; 16(9):-.

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Zahedan Journal of Research in Medical Sciences: 16 (9)
Published Online: May 05, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: May 03, 2012
Accepted: August 16, 2012

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Abstract

Background: The present study aims to investigate the efficacy of executive functions training (working memory) on the rate of attention in preschool children with developmental coordination disorder in Isfahan city.

Materials and Methods: The participants of this study were three preschool children which were recognized to have developmental coordination disorder. To collect data used NEPSY neuropsychology test, Conner’s parent rating scale, Wechsler intelligence scale for children, basic motor ability tests and clinical interview.

Results: The results of the data chart analysis based on descriptive statistics' and visual analysis indices revealed that the intervention has been effective on the three participants [respectively PND (Percentage of Non-Overlapping Data) 80, 70 and 50% for test number one, two and three].

Conclusion: The results of the present study show that working memory executive function training, the rate of attention deficit can be reduced.

Keywords

Executive Functions Working Memory Attention Developmental Coordination Disorder

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